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    Operate Now: Hospital – $20 Gift Card Giveaway

    Available on iOS and Android exclusively from Spil Games

    Here at The Mommy Gamers we love giving stuff away to our community. Today it’s a $20 gift card to use for in game purchases in Operate Now: Hospital.

    Available on iOS and Android exclusively from Spil Games, Operate Now: Hospital, is a drama inspired medical journey, where you experience being a surgeon, building a medical team, and managing a hospital. In this realistic simulation game, your objective is to assemble a highly skilled medical team to perform operations on patients and to put your medical facility at the number one spot in the world.

    The game is free to download so you can start playing now while you wait to see if you’ve won. I’ll be playing as well and will return with a review of the game once the contest is over. I may have already gotten my husband hooked! Oh the hospital drama!

    Download from Google Play
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    Scrubs and gloves at the ready! Enter the giveaway below.

    Google Play / iTunes $20 Gift Card

    Kickstarter: Oniri Islands – Children of the River

    Oniri Islands children of the river The Mommy Gamers Kickstarter Review Hands On

    Oniri Islands:Children of the River is a co-op adventure from Tourmaline Studio coming to tablets in winter of 2017.  With only one day left the Oniri Islands Kickstarter project has surpassed their goal, meaning this beautiful adventure and exploration game will become a reality. You still have time to get in and help them reach their stretch goals, and collect fun rewards like having your name added to the game credits, stickers, digital art goodies and more!

    The Mommy Gamers Oniri Islands Children of the River Kickstarter Review Preview Hands On

    My daughter Hailey and I recieved acess to a demo of Oniri Islands as well as prototypes of the Mina and Tim figurines. Mina and Tim are “smart toys” that we moved around our tablet to explore the world of Oniri Islands. The cooperative play aspect of this game is such a fun feature. Hailey and I each took control of one of the figurines and worked together to travel through maze like sections, dodging quicksand, and working together to solve puzzles. In addition to using the toys to move around, they also were used to unearth items, and collect and carry quest items. We did not recieve the masks for the characters, but based on the demo they have secret powers tied to them that help players interact with the environment in fun and unique ways.

    Hailey just turned seven years old last week and she seems to be the perfect age for this app. She did get a little frustrated with a couple of the puzzles, as the demo version we played lacked a lot of guidance. However, I got the feeling that Oniri Islands is meant for exploration and creative thinking, and together we were able to put our heads together and figure out each challenge. While the demo we played was fairly short, I was very impressed with the way the story flowed. Between the lovely music, awesome visuals inspired by other games I love like Animal Crossing and Zelda Wind Waker, I look forward to adventuring through more of the Oniriverse.

    To learn more about Oniri Islands visit their Kickstarter page here, and if you decide to back this wonderful game make sure to tell them The Mommy Gamers sent you!

    *The Mommy Gamers recieved a demo of Oniri Islands and prototypes of the figurines for review purposes.

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    YouTube Announces 60fps, Fan Funding, and More New Features

    youtube-logoWith the market for online videos continuing to evolve, YouTube is evolving with it. In a post on its official “Creators” blog yesterday, the company laid out plans for a host of new upgrades coming to the video service over the coming weeks and months, benefiting content creators and audiences alike.

    Unveiled at VidCon in Anaheim, CA this week and detailed in the post, the new YouTube features include:

    • Support for 48 and 60 frames per second – One of the biggest additions for gamers, YouTube videos will soon support HD playback in 48 and 60 frames per second. Sample videos showing off the new high fidelity include the multiplayer trailer for Battlefield: Hardline, as well as gameplay footage from Titanfall, both running a 60fps.


    • Fan funding – Taking a cue from services like Kickstarter and Indigogo, YouTube will soon give content creators an option to allow fans to support their channel by contribute funding directly to their channel at any time and for any reason. YouTube is already taking sign ups for the new feature here.
    • YouTube Creator Studio – Available now on Google Play and launching on iOS in the coming weeks, the YouTube Creator Studio allows content creators to have instant access to their channel analytics, comments, and channel management tools while on the go.
    • Creator credits – New credits will allow collaborators to be tagged directly in videos, linking to their YouTube channels and allowing for more inclusive search capabilities.
    • Fan-submitted subtitles – Expanding on YouTube’s current automatic speech recognition and translation features, fans will now be able to help content creators out by submitting more accurate translations in any language based on the subtitles or captions that exist in their videos
    • Expanded Audio Library – Adding to the existing collection of free songs currently available for use in its Audio Library, YouTube has announced that it will be adding thousands of royalty-free sound effects to the collection, giving content creators more options when editing videos for their channels.
    • Interactive Info Cards – An update to the current annotations available on videos, new info cards will not only look cleaner, but will also sport interactive features, as well as uniform functionality cross-platform, whether viewing videos on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone device.

    YouTube also announced a new partnership deal with SiriusXM, which includes the launch of “The YouTube 15,” a weekly show on SiriusXM’s Hits 1, hosted by Jenna Marbles, which will feature the biggest names and rising stars in music from YouTube.

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